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Monk accepts responsibility for form

BBC Sport - Sun, 11/29/2015 - 15:05
Swansea City manager Garry Monk says he takes "full responsibility" for his team's poor run of form in the Premier League.

England’s Jill Scott seals Euro 2017 qualifying win over Bosnia-Herzegovina

Guardian Sport - Sun, 11/29/2015 - 14:56
• England 1-0 Bosnia-Herzegovina
• Substitute scores in 69th minute as Mark Sampson’s side find it tough

It was meant to be a joyous, goal-filled occasion as England played their first home match since winning bronze at the summer’s World Cup finals in Canada. On a highly frustrating afternoon and in front of an enthusiastic, five-figure crowd at a windy and rain-swept Ashton Gate, however, Mark Sampson’s team had to settle for a 69th-minute goal by the substitute Jill Scott to beat a Bosnia-Herzegovina side regarded as one of the minnows of their Euro 2017 qualifying group.

Related: Karen Bardsley and England thwart Germany again to delight Sampson

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Suarez status to be set in stone

BBC Sport - Sun, 11/29/2015 - 14:43
Luis Suarez will never be forgotten, while Westermann sees red and Stuttgart shoot themselves in the foot - again.

VIDEO: Klopp: Liverpool had to fight to win

BBC Sport - Sun, 11/29/2015 - 14:37
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says his side had to "fight" for their 1-0 win over Swansea, which came courtesy of a second half James Milner penalty.

FFA’s concern for its own reputation outweighs that for its constituents | Joe Gorman

Guardian Sport - Sun, 11/29/2015 - 14:30

Football Federation Australia’s lack of clarity on the issue of an appeals process for banned fans and its response to recent criticism is a dereliction of duty

The mass walk-out by A-League active supporters began in the 30th minute of Saturday night’s clash between Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United. A heaving, colourful block of Victory supporters departed in a matter of minutes, leaving behind an eerily quiet stadium.

As the supporters walked out they sang “we are not criminals”, but outside, as they continued to watch the game on the big screen, they were ringed by a heavy police contingent.

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Andy Murray hails most emotional winning feeling after lifting Davis Cup

Guardian Sport - Sun, 11/29/2015 - 14:28
• Andy Murray won fourth rubber against Belgium’s David Goffin
• Scot undecided about playing next year’s tournament

Andy Murray savoured the most emotional moment of his career after he drove Great Britain to Davis Cup glory for the first time since 1936 with his 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 victory over Belgium’s David Goffin.

Five years after Britain won a Europa/Africa Group II relegation play-off against Turkey, their astonishing triumph saw Leon Smith’s team rise to No1 in the Davis Cup rankings and they could not have done it without Murray. The world No2 is the owner of two grand slams and an Olympic gold medal, but he poured his heart and soul into this campaign and there was the added satisfaction of winning the final alongside his elder brother Jamie.

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'Davis Cup is my most emotional win'

BBC Sport - Sun, 11/29/2015 - 14:26
Andy Murray says securing Britain's first Davis Cup win for 79 years was a more emotional experience than winning Grand Slam titles or the Olympics.

VIDEO: Monk 'gutted' by 'soft' penalty

BBC Sport - Sun, 11/29/2015 - 14:18
Swansea boss Garry Monk is "gutted" to lose 1-0 to Liverpool at Anfield after his side concede a "soft penalty" from which James Milner scores the winner.

'Davis Cup win can inspire a nation'

BBC Sport - Sun, 11/29/2015 - 14:12
Great Britain's Davis Cup win needs to be used to inspire the next generation, says former British finalist John Lloyd.

Mark Richt parts ways with Georgia after 15 years of 'remarkable' service

Guardian Sport - Sun, 11/29/2015 - 14:05
  • Bulldogs ended regular season with 9-3 record
  • ESPN reports that coach was fired by Georgia

Mark Richt stepped down as Georgia’s coach on Sunday in what is being called a “mutual” decision, although ESPN reported he had been fired.

Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity said in a statement he met with Richt on Sunday morning “to discuss the status of our football program.” McGarity said the two “mutually agreed that he would step down as head coach and would have the opportunity to accept other duties and responsibilities at UGA following the bowl game.”

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Dan Cole scores rare try as Leicester battle past Bath and go third

Guardian Sport - Sun, 11/29/2015 - 13:53
• Leicester 21-11 Bath
• Director of rugby Richard Cockerill delighted with win

There should have been only one winner on a foul wet Sunday afternoon in the east Midlands. As the wind picked up and the tempest reached its height the players deserved credit merely for staying out on the pitch. A gallantry medal could also have been presented to the performance troupe required to dance along to Adele’s Hello at half-time in conditions which would have ruffled a deep-sea trawlerman.

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VIDEO: Arsenal were a bit jaded - Wenger

BBC Sport - Sun, 11/29/2015 - 13:48
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says his side "were a bit jaded" and "not as sharp as usual" in their 1-1 draw against Norwich.

Liverpool 1-0 Swansea City

BBC Sport - Sun, 11/29/2015 - 13:46
James Milner scores from the penalty spot to give Jurgen Klopp his first Premier League win at Anfield.

England bid to finish with whitewash

BBC Sport - Sun, 11/29/2015 - 13:42
England face Pakistan in the final match of their United Arab Emirates tour on Monday, hoping to seal a 3-0 T20 series win.

Andy Murray brings individual brilliance to Great Britain’s Davis Cup collective

Guardian Sport - Sun, 11/29/2015 - 13:40
The world No2 was dominant against David Goffin to end Great Britain’s lengthy wait for Davis Cup success, just as he had done in the Olympics and at Wimbledon. Was it ever in doubt?

The ghostbuster of British tennis struck again. Laying the ghosts of the past to rest is Andy Murray’s speciality and the man who succeeded in his incredible solo mission to end Great Britain’s wait for a male singles champion in a grand slam, Wimbledon and the Olympics powered his country to Davis Cup glory for the first time since 1936 after three days of frantic tennis against a gutsy Belgium team. Murray has ended a combined total of 336 years of hurt.

Related: Andy Murray beats Goffin to seal first Davis Cup for Great Britain in 79 years

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Arsenal held to draw at Norwich and hit by Sánchez and Koscielny injuries

Guardian Sport - Sun, 11/29/2015 - 13:32

This was another one of those days for Arsenal. They are the ones when so much goes wrong for them and they make it difficult to predict with any certainty that they can end their 12-year wait for the Premier League title.

Arsène Wenger’s team had bossed the opening 40 minutes or so and, as they led through Mesut Özil’s fourth goal of the season, the path to the three points looked clear enough. But they suffered a mad few moments before the interval, when an error from the substitute, Gabriel, enabled Lewis Grabban to equalise and Wes Hoolahan should have put Norwich City 2-1 in front.

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Norwich City 1-1 Arsenal

BBC Sport - Sun, 11/29/2015 - 13:30
Lewis Grabban scores an equaliser for Norwich as they draw 1-1 with Arsenal, who suffer injuries to Laurent Koscielny and Alexis Sanchez.

Horse racing tips: Monday 30 November

Guardian Sport - Sun, 11/29/2015 - 13:24
• Russian Radiance (Wolverhampton 1.55) is the nap
• Spirit Of Gondree (Kempton 3.20) is the next best

2.20 Honey Badger 2.50 Sunbaked 3.20 Spirit Of Gondree (nb) 3.50 Shaan 4.20 Mytimehascome 4.50 Dukes Meadow 5.20 Midnight Dance 5.50 Maymyo

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James Milner spot on to guide Liverpool past Swansea City and up to sixth

Guardian Sport - Sun, 11/29/2015 - 13:24

There was no lack of endeavour or effort from Swansea City but, once again, no points for Garry Monk. The under-pressure manager suffered an unfortunate but self-inflicted defeat as Neil Taylor’s handball gifted Liverpool victory at Anfield. Jürgen Klopp, by contrast, has his men in the habit of winning.

James Milner’s 63rd minute penalty separated the sides and brought Liverpool a sixth win in their past seven matches. With Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge appearing as second-half substitutes Klopp’s squad is getting stronger along with their league position, although this was a muted affair and subdued performance.

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GB beat world number one Australia

BBC Sport - Sun, 11/29/2015 - 13:23
Great Britain beat world number one team Australia 5-2 in their second pool game of the World League Final in Raipur, India.